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May 06, 2013
With a growing population of elderly and infirm people in a time of overstrained healthcare resources, we as community-care leaders need to face the reality of the coming years. Innovative thinking that can leverage mHealth technology will transform the way home health and hospice services will be delivered.
May 06, 2013
Over the past few years, home care and hospice organizations have heard the buzz that mobile devices and their pointof-care (POC) applications are the next big thing in client care. I’m here to tell you that it’s not just buzz, it is reality. At conferences across North America this year, mobile POC technology has been at the forefront. I have heard that, “Technology is a prerequisite of care delivery for accuracy and accountability as well as for reporting”.
April 30, 2013
The use of mobile applications in the hospice setting are constantly evolving, almost as fast as the ubiquitous apps that are downloaded to iPads or iPhones every hour of every day.
February 13, 2013
Fear, uncertainty and doubt. That’s what goes through the heads of field staff when a community care organisation begins the review and eventually the implementation of a mobile technology care management system. Fear of change. No one likes the unknown. It’s uncomfortable. Fear of ‘Big Brother’
watching over their day-to-day work environments. Fear that the organisation does not trust them.
January 14, 2013
There are many different types of technology being used today in the home care market place. From smartphones, to tablets, to laptops, these evolving technology platforms and applications are growing, faster than ever in today’s world. Anytime technology can be used to eliminate paper and manual processing, it will reduce errors and save time dealing with diagnosis and care plan tasks.
September 05, 2012
Hospitals, doctors, home care and hospice agencies have been struggling with ways to contain costs of delivering home healthcare without compromising the care delivered to the patient. I will explore two quick and easy to use applications and provide examples of how to apply the technology within a home care agency to reduce the costs of delivering care. By using these simple automation technologies, agencies can provide a better analysis of current cost data, increase administrative and field staff productivity, reduce errors in care via unnecessary treatments, as well as eliminate potential timesheet fraud. This first article will cover Integrated Voice Response technology and how it works for home care. In May 2012, part two of this article will cover using mobile phones with GPS technology at the point of care.
September 05, 2012
In March this year I focused on telephony or IVR (Integrated Voice Response) technology to increase accountability of field staff in home care. Telephony allows an agency to gain better data for time and attendance purposes as well as care plan deliverables during a visit.
This month I am focusing on mobile technology at the point of care, which provides real time automation of schedules, care plans, time and attendance, GPS (Global Positioning System) location information, and a many other benefits to a home care agency.
September 05, 2012
As we all know, Home Care and Hospice organizations are struggling with ways to contain costs of delivering healthcare, without compromising the quality of care delivered to the patient. In this article I will explore technology opportunities on both a health and a cost savings front, and point out where these make sense for an organization. I will demonstrate ways to save time and money with better automation processes for the home care provider. Along the way we will even find some environmental fixes, gained by eliminating the paper that has become unnecessary in today’s evolving technological world. Electronic health records to support back office automation processes and paperless point of care solutions will help reduce spending without compromising the quality of care provided.
September 01, 2011
Once you fought your way through the fog of presenters’ PowerPoints, three-syllable words and unexplained acronyms at the annual conference of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC), phew, in Toronto, one thing did come clear. Forging firmer, faster links between acute, community, and home care providers in Ontario has become a serious, collaborative business.
August 31, 2011
Hello, my name is Warren Brown. As President of Procura, I am responsible for the vision, strategies and management practices of the company. We have a team of dynamic, dedicated professionals who manage the ongoing enhancement of our products and services, implementation and training and support for clients and corporate growth through business development and acquisitions. Their experience in the sector and a culture of client service are the key to our success.
March 01, 2011
In January 2009, the Victorian Order of Nurses Canada (VON) entered into a $10 million business transformation partnership with IBM. Nicknamed LIFE (Leveraging Information, Forging Excellence), this two-year project aimed to improve the quality of information and the way it gets used.
October 01, 2010
The 113-year-old Victorian Order of Nurses is finding new ways to solve the problems of the 21st century. In particular, it is embracing innovative technologies like telehealth to provide care to the steadily growing ranks of the sick and infirm in Canada.
May 01, 2010
IT:informer believes that an understanding of the subject - Electronic Medication Management (EMM), is extremely important and needs as much shared industry dialogue as possible to ensure that the right environment is created for the adoption of EMM.
March 01, 2010
While electronic systems hold the tantalizing promise of a paperless workplace, health-care providers continue to fight old-fashioned paper blizzards and the problems that surround them. A desire to dig out from under just such a whiteout prompted the Greater Vancouver Community Service Society to seek a better way.
October 01, 2009
Home care agencies typically have hundreds – even thousands – of nurses and workers on the road visiting clients. Driving back and forth on these visits is costly and time-consuming, but it must be done – after all, clients rely on home-care personnel for help.
September 01, 2009
A new care information system is revolutionising the way Blue Care manages information for clients and residents.
After more than two years of planning, the Blue Care Care Information System (CIS) Project was officially launched in March on the eve of its first rollout.